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Gingival Fibers

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The gingival connective tissue or lamina propria is made of collagen fiber bundles, called gingival fibers, around which lies ground substance, fibroblasts, blood and lymph vessels, and neural tissues.

So functions of gingival fibers are to brace marginal gingiva against the tooth and to provide the rigidity necessary to withstand the forces of mastication without being deflected away from the tooth surface. It unites the free gingival margin with the cementing of the root and the adjacent attached gingiva.

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